When I first heard about this place, I just thought it was a regular shaved ice place. Wrong! This place has what is called “Snow Cream.” What they do is create a big block of the flavor, then shave that block, making it have almost the same consistency of ice cream. But it’s very airy and light and never feels heavy like some ice cream.
There really is no way to explain the texture and taste, except to highly recommend that you try it on a hot summer day. You will not regret your decision.
After tying the original flavor last time, I decided to try the Cantaloupe seasonal flavor as shown below. Last time, I tried the mochi sprinkles, but this time, I went commando with nothing except the condensed milk drizzle. This is a regular sized in a “eat here” bowl. The bowl didn’t look like it was properly washed but I ate up my snow cream like there was no tomorrow.
There is free valet parking on the side of the building but it’s tiny and fills up quickly. You can try to find parking on the street but if you come late, you probably won’t be able to find any parking. If that’s not frustrating enough, there’s often a line going outside and the wait can get long. And maybe because they’re overworked, sometimes the cashiers don’t seem to be very happy.
But all in all, If you are anywhere near this location, you must try it. Once you do, you will be driving out from far away when you get a craving. In fact, writing about it is going to make me go back there now.
11311 Mississippi Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025